Category Archive: Books & Media

Morning Book Group

Thursday May 8, 2014
10:00 AM until 11:30 AM


The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal–her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum–she says yes.                                  Publisher Summary

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Flight of Remembrance: a World War II Memoir of Love and Survival

Tuesday April 29, 2014
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Flight of Remembrance: A World War II memoir of Love and Survival is the true narrative of author Marina Kirsch’s family’s experiences against the backdrop of World War II tragedy and devastation in Latvia, Poland, and Germany.

The author will discuss the book’s subject matter, protagonists, inspiration and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Evening Book Group

 

Evening Book Group  Tuesday April 22, 2014    7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Our selection this month  is  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum.

For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy’s sole evidence of the past is an old photograph; a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfurhrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life.”  Publisher Description

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